15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Spark Out at MSHS Steam Show, Arcadia MD
Spark Out of 3 steam engines. Once the engine has a good bed of coals, saw dust and straw is thrown into the chamber, creating flames that can shoot up to 25 feet into the air. You get a sense of how large the flames are when compared to the silhouetted man shoveling in more fuel.
© David Kays.
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||The American Experience
||Sept. 17, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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